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Homework Help: Heat and Energy

  1. Feb 10, 2009 #1
    My Physics teacher gave us a quiz problem and I don't understand it really how he got his answer. Can you please give me your answer and an explanation for the answer Thanks. Here is the question:

    A .5 kg rock is dropped from a height of 20 meters into a pail containing .6 kg of water. The rock has a specific heat of 1480 and the water has a specific heat of 4186. What is the is the rise in temperature of the rock and water ?
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  3. Feb 10, 2009 #2


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    What do you think happened when the rock dropped??
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